About The Business Times
The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.
OCBC Bank, Singapore’s longest established local bank, is the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. With a network of over 630 branches and representative offices in 18 countries and territories, it is one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s. It is consistently ranked among the World's Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore and the Asia Pacific by The Asian Banker.
OCBC has been supporting SMEs in key markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. Our industry expertise, strong regional network and innovative banking solutions have helped customers achieve their ambitions across the business life cycle. Our successful partnerships with SMEs have earned us industry recognition with the following awards:
- Asia's Best Bank for SMEs by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016
- Best SME Bank in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2015-2016
- ASEAN SME Bank of the Year by Asian Banking Finance, 2011-2016
- Best SME Bank in Singapore by Alpha Southeast Asia 2010, 2011, 2013-2016
For more information, please visit www.ocbc.com.sg/business-banking
RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally, with 800 offices across 120 countries. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4, supporting businesses from SMEs to large enterprises, in their compliance and back-end functions in Accounting & Finance, HR & Payroll, IT Management, Corporate Secretarial, as well as Staffing and Recruitment. We help companies improve profits, enhance value and internationalise.
With a staff strength of more than 950 in Singapore and 320 in China, we also help businesses in risk management, corporate governance, tax planning, valuation, M&A and other corporate advisory work.
Visit us at: www.rsmsingapore.sg
Mastercard® (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardAP and @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications and ICT solutions group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 640 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses spans 21 countries, with more than 370 direct points of presence in 325 cities.
For more information, visit www.singtel.com
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ACORN is the largest Independent Asian Market Research Group. Started in Singapore in 1985, ACORN has offices in 10 other Asian markets from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. We also manage and offer turn-key research solutions to clients across other Asian cities, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
We are a bespoke research agency whose forte is in custom-built problem solving research, strategic development research such as uncovering market opportunities in crowded categories, brand positioning and new product development and nuanced research to uncover the not-so-obvious consumer insights.
ACORN is a leading local market research agency and has been voted as one of the top 10 market research agencies in the industry.
For more information, please visit www.acornasia.com
About INSEAD, The Business School for the World
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 145 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,400 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA, specialised Master’s degrees (Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s Executive Education programmes each year.
Executive Education at INSEAD is the springboard to the next level of effective performance in business with programmes created and taught by full-time, world-class faculty, based on cutting edge, business focused research and the unique multi-cultural learning environment across three campuses. The programmes address the needs of high potential individuals and senior executives seeking further career development. This is offered through both ‘Open Enrolment’ which focuses on individual development, or through ‘Customised Programmes’ tailored specifically to meet an organisation’s business objectives. To facilitate growth and meet demand, INSEAD expanded its Singapore campus with a Leadership Development Centre in 2015.
For more information, please visit www.insead.edu/executive-education
Maxus is part of both GroupM, the world’s #1 global media investment management group, who have unrivalled scale in trading and technology to help us deliver client advantage, and WPP, the world’s largest communications services group. We are a global network of local agencies with over 2,700 people in 70 offices across 55 markets & have consistently been the fastest-growing media network in the world since our launch in 2008. At Maxus, we recognise that in today’s ever faster and complex landscape, our clients want an agency that can help them navigate and lead the way into the brilliant opportunity this change creates. We embrace technology and innovation, challenging our clients to move forwards, while remaining grounded by bringing them solutions that are simple, creative, effective and efficient – and that will deliver tangible benefit to their business. We were born in an already fully digital age and are the only network to have its own creative technology division Metalworks by Maxus. We believe that the real opportunity for media, via our leading change philosophy, is to be human in a digital world.
Please visit www.maxusglobal.sg for more information.
About SPRING Singapore
SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, SPRING works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING also develops and promotes internationally-recognised standards and quality assurance infrastructure. SPRING also oversees the safety of general consumer goods in Singapore.
Please visit www.spring.gov.sg for more information about SPRING Singapore.
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